When I went to London in June, I had tea at Sketch (the famous pink restaurant – an absolute must if you plan a trip!!!), and all I could think about was how I needed a proper tea set, and how fun it would be to invite a few girlfriends over for tea, treats, and (not pictured) a bit of champagne. And so last week, that’s exactly what we did! I scooped up some delicious pastries from Martha’s Bakery (around the corner from me and so yummy), put on a pretty pink dress, and broke out my pretty new tea set from Macy’s. Macy’s has the most gorgeous collection of china (Wedgwood is my personal favorite) and they have a lot of great sales, which are the best times to stock up! I feel part like a little girl and part like a proper grown up, having grownup tea parties.
I should note that tea cups like these may seem impractical, especially if you are a Manhattan dweller with limited kitchen space, but I use mine to fancy up snacks + ice cream as well… you’d be surprised how much I use them!
Dress Details: Tahari ASL Ruffled Gown (the best, runs true to size, and it’s also available in navy or chartreuse!)
Tabletop Details: Waterford White Runner // Martha Stewart Pink Cake Stand (also in jadeite or delphite!) // Maison Versailles Tiered Server (this is a really good value; when I’m not entertaining with this, I use it to stack fruit in my kitchen.) // Wedgwood Tea Cup + Saucer // Wedgwood Tea Pot // Palm Tree Sugar Spoons // Wedgwood set of 4 plates // Lenox Cake Knife and Server //
I had to take a closeup of these spoons so that you can see the palm trees! Best $12.99 I’ve spent in ages. 🙂 They have butter knives too.
This dress is everything. I feel like an emoji in it!
photography by Trent Bailey // Created in partnership with Macy’s & Shopstyle
I’ve never hosted a tea party before. Love the decor, everything looks so dainty and pretty! Perfect for late summer and early fall indeed.
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
thank you so much charmaine!!!
This is so pretty. I need to have a tea party, even if it’s only for me!
seriously! Even if you just have a nice cookie and a mug of tea, it’s such a nice little afternoon pick me up!
That dress is gorgeous!! This makes me want to throw a tea party…
Kendal // Life With Kendal
thanks kendal! you should do it!!!
love tea parties, promise me we will go to London one day and have tea!! xox
yes yes! absolutely 🙂
Awww, thats such a pretty tea time setting!
aw thank you so much Natali! xx